For the HERE Arts HARP Selection Committee:
VIDEO: Please watch 04:07—09:10.
SCRIPT: See Item 4 of Table of Contents of attached document (read Pgs. 27-32).
VIDEO SAMPLE SUMMARY: Ashamed of her irrational “illness” of love, Katinka decides to call the Rational Mother State’s healthcare hotline, the Citizen Health Agency. Then, she and Citizen Policemember Ulyana realize that, because the Rational Mother State has legalized monogamy, the government has effectively legalized love and irrationality.
PLAY SUMMARY: Two Citizen Policemembers duck the Rational Mother State’s looming regime against the irrationality of Love. Secretly in love themselves, the Policemembers hole up in a bunker and argue, debate, then eventually yield to the chaos of their most intimate hopes and emotions. “Monogaminsky” applies the brutal, a-spiritual, hyper-rationalist realpolitik of Soviet Russia to today’s sexually liberated yet anxiety‐ridden, skeptical view of monogamous love.